The rumor mill worked overtime when reports circulated
that Bang ‘Em Smurf and Domination (Silverback Guerillaz) were signing to
Death Row Records. However, those reports have been somewhat misconstrued, according
to the Smurf.
“When they mean sign, I signed a distribution
deal – not like an artist deal or nothin’. Gangta Flip Records signed
through Koch and Tha Row,” Bang ‘Em Smurf told AllHipHop.com.
“I’m running my company.” Smurf
affirmed, when asked about the influence of Death Row. “Where Suge [Knight]
comes in, him and Alan Grunblatt [Executive Vice President of KOCH Records],
is business partners. So he’s been looking for some New York cats that
got street credibility. And you know, I’m going at the same people [that]
he got drama with, that’s how [Suge] got involved,” Smurf added.
In addition, Smurf said that an association with
Suge would help him clear a posthumous song recorded with Tupac Shakur.
However, while Suge Knight and Bang ‘Em
Smurf may share mutual disdain for 50 Cent and his associations, don’t
expect a war on wax.
Of the street predictions, Smurf stated, “Everybody
think it’s gonna be goin’ at 50. Nope! We’re not even thinking
about [him]. We’re making music now. The mixtapes, that’s cool. But
the album, we are capturing reality, what we go through in life, songs about
[mothers], hood music.”
Good Giveth and God Taketh Away will be
released in late Summer, although fans can expect a video in the near future.
On (May 14), Smurf held a free concert/party
in honor of slain Lost Boyz member Freaky Tah. Tah is cousins with Domination,
Smurf’s partner in the Silverback Guerillaz.